Western Region

EricMcGuireMug_BWFor Western Region Club Update Information please contact Eric McGuire, Western Region Directoretmcguire@comcast.net

Eric McGuireFOHBC Western Region Director, is a California native who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life. He attended local schools and completed his formal education at San Francisco State University (MA 1973). Eric entered the field of environmental planning and retired from a 30-year career in domestic water supply in 2008. He began his bottle collecting interest in 1960, and along with digging, and otherwise acquiring bottles, Eric has always been an avid student of all aspects of glass making as well as a researcher of the history of the people who produced the bottles. Beginning in the mid-1960′s his name can be found on many articles relating to bottles and glass. Eric’s primary interest has been focused on the geographical area of the Western U.S. He is a life member of the FOHBC, and lives in Petaluma, CA, with his wife, Lisa.

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ColoradoLogoAntique Bottle Collectors of Colorado, P.O. Box 1895 
Englewood, Colorado 80150-1895. The primary purpose of the Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado (ABCC) is to establish an association of club members who wish to explore, educate, publish and promote the collecting of historical Colorado bottles and collectibles and other forms of Americana. The ABCC was established in 1965 and is a Charter Member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Clubs. The ABCC is a non-profit organization. 2011 ABCC Officers and Board of Directors: President : Rick Sinner, Vice President: Jan Racey, Secretary : Tracy Crede, Treasurer : Don Hunt, Membership dues to the ABCC are $20, payable annually. ABCC meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month – 7:00 pm (except June, July, Aug. & Dec.) at the VFW Hall – Post 322, 3800 South Windermere Street, Englewood, Colorado. Englewood, Colorado, Newsletter: Dump Digger’s Gazette, website: Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado FOHBC Member Club


Arizona Antiques & Collectibles Club, Attn: Gary Streit, 1823 W. Alamo Drive, Chandler, Arizona 85224 480.732.9786


Downieville Bottle Group, PO Box 115, Downieville, California 95936 Attn: Rick Simi, 530.289.3659, ricksimi@att.net, Website: westernbitters.com, Show Date: 2nd Saturday in September, Show Location: Downieville School Gym, Downieville, California 95936, Meeting Location: Old Downieville Brewery, Day: 4th Saturday of month, Downieville, California 95936, Contact also: Cherry Simi, chersimi@att.net FOHBC Member Club


Forty-Niner Historical Bottle Association, Newsletter: Bottle Bug Briefs, Return Address: 340 Juniper Drive, Auburn, California 95602, President: Max Bell, 530.823.3315, Vice President: Dan Bell, 530.305.8794, Treasurer: Warren Friedrich, 530.271.5757, Secretary: Pat Meyer, 530.878.4605, Show Chair: Mike McKillop, 916.367.1829, pville1871@yahoo.com, Show: Roseville, Two-Day Early December. FOHBC Member Club


Golden Gate Historical Bottle Society, Newsletter: The Corker, Newsletter Return Address: 752 Murdell Lane, Livermore, California 94550, President; Gary Antone, 925.373.6758, packrat49er@netscape.net, Vice President; Rick Lindgren, 925.229.3861, ebayweld@comcast.net, Treasurer; Jackie Lindgren, 925.229.3861, ebayweld@comcast.net, Secretary/Librarian; Ross Dileo, 510.865.1755, 3ra@email.msn.com, Editor; Darla Antone, Show Chairs; Gary & Darla Antone, Show: Vallejo, Two-Day Show in April. FOHBC Member Club


Hemet Valley Antique Bottle and Collectables Club, P.O. Box 2652, Hemet, California 92546, Meeting Location: Provident Bank, 1690 E. Florida Avenue on the third Saturday of every month, Hemet, California. Contact: Gwen Leavy, President, 1083 Via Verde, Cathedral City, California 92234-4366, Tele: 818.425.9358, Email: Gwennj@Msn.com FOHBC Member Club


Hawaii Historical Bottle Collectors Club, Collectors of Historic Hawaiian Bottles Newsletter: Diamond Head Liner, Newsletter Return Address: c/o Mike Leong, 2056 F Puu Place, Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786, mbottles@hawaii.rr.com, Co-Presidents: Paul Kanehiro & Mike Leong, Vice President: Derek Espiritu, Treasurer: Dean Hakikawa, Secretary: Russell Komori, Editor: Brandon Lee & Mike Leong, Board members: Dwight Kaai & Clesson Toyama, Meeting Place: Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Kaili Street, Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30), Show: Mid-Summer. Website: Hawaii Bottle Club 


JSABC bottle logoJefferson State Antique Bottle And Collectibles Club, P.O. Box 1565, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530, Attn: Bruce Silva, 541.899.8411, jsglass@q.com, Show: First weekend in October. FOHBC Member Club

 

 

 


LVABCCLogoLas Vegas Antique Bottles And Collectibles Club, Las Vegas, Nevada Newsletter: LVABCC Newsletter, President: John Faulis: 702.242.2972, 636 Jade Cliffs Lane, Las Vegas Nevada 89144 , Vice President: Peggy Alby: 702.872.927, Secretary: Lynda Bennes, 702.873.7637, Treasurer: Karen Liedkie 702.635.2244, Directors: Linda Garvey, Normalee Moreno, Stan Pullen, Show Chair: Linda Garvey 702.629.7513, Show: Two Day Show February 14 & 15, 2015; email: lvabcc2013@yahoo.com; website lvabcc.org. FOHBC Member Club

 


LAHBCLogoLos Angeles Historical Bottle Club, Their clubs purpose and pleasure: To socially unite the bottle and fruit jar collectors of Los Angeles County and to promote, foster and encourage all legal activities toward the betterment of bottle collecting. We encourage the exchanging of information and the exhibiting, promoting and researching of bottles and related collectibles. The Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club is the Fifth Charter member of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Newsletter: The Whittlemark, Return Address: 515 El Centro St, South Pasadena California 91030, Show Chairs: Dick Homme, 818.362.3368 and Don Wippert, 818.346.9833, Los Angeles Bottle Show: One-Day Show the last Saturday of September. Santa Ana Elks Lodge, 212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, California 92701. Website: www.lahbc.orgFOHBC Member Club


Montana Bottle Collectors Association, Newsletter: The Big Sky Glass Gazette, P.O. Box 5301, Helena, Montana 59601, President: Ray Thompson, 406.273.7780, Secretary/Treasurer/Newsletter Editor: Erich Weber, 406.227.8154, eeweber@bresnan.net, Show Chair and Club Vice President: James Campigilia, 406.212.3293, jameschips@bresnan.net, Show: Two-Day Show in early June, Civic Center, Butte, Montana. FOHBC Member Club

 


New Mexico Historical Bottle Society, 35 members, Show Date: Saturday, Sept or October each year, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Show Location: Moriarity Civic Center, 202 Broadway Ave South, Moriarity, New Mexico, Contact: Greg Hoglin, 209 N. 5th St., Belen, New Mexico 87002, 505.864-6634, lostcity5th@aol.com, Secretary/Treasurer: Marcia Hoglin, lostcity5th@aol.com FOHBC Member Club


Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association, Club address: Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association, P.O. Box 1121, Santa Rosa, California 95402, nbca@oldwestbottles.com, Newsletter: The Glass Blower, Newsletter Return Address: 3764 Frei Road, Sebastopol, California 95472, President: Leisa Lambert, 707.823.8845, blumoon2@comcast.net, Vice President: Richard Wasson, 707.539.1641, Secretary: Ron Puccioni, 707.433.3524, Treasurer; Frank Ritz, 707.433.5632, Show Chair: Bev Siri, 707.542.6438, Show: Two-day show in October, Santa Rosa, California. FOHBC Member Club


Oregon Bottle Collectors Association, Portland, Oregon area The Oregon Bottle Collectors Association is a non-profit organization devoted to the collecting, researching, and preserving of old bottles, jars, and related items. The majority of bottles of interest to their members date from the 19th and early 20th century, prior to the invention of the bottle making machine, almost universal in the U.S. by around 1920. They meet on the 2nd Friday of each month, September through May, at 7:00 pm in the Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 S.E. 72 Avenue, Portland, Oregon, OBCA Officers: President – Mark Junker, Vice President – Jim Dennis, Secertary/Treasurer/Editor – Bill Bogynska, Librarian – Julie Dennis, Webmasters – Scott Slowter and son Newsletter: The Stumptown Report, website: Oregon Bottle Collectors Association FOHBC Member Club 


Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club, Phoenix, Arizona The purpose of the nonprofit PABCC is to promote the study, collecting, display, and preservation of antiques and collectibles of all kinds; to ensure that these treasures will continue to be available for future generations to enjoy. Their meetings are held monthly, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, except July and August. They meet at the Heritage Heights Recreation Club at 32nd Street and Mission Lane in Phoenix, just off State Route 51 at the 32nd Street exit. Newsletter: The A-Z Collector, Return Address: Betty Hartnett, 3030 E. Ocotilla Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85028, President: Brent VanDeman, Vice President: Richard Richshafer, Secretary: Dave Carr, Treasurer, Bryan Grapentine, bgrapentine@msn.com, Directors, Publicity: Chuck Blake, Trips: Lauran Kormylo, Program Director: Lisa Helm, At Large: Steve Mares, Newsletter Editor: Betty Hartnett, Show Chair: Betty Hartnett: 602.317.4438, bettchem@cox.net, Show: Two-Day in October, Phoenix, Arizona. Website: Phoenix Antiques, Bottles and Collectibles Club FOHBC Member Club


Reno Antique Bottle Club, Reno, Nevada Newsletter: Digger’s Dirt, Return Address: P.O. Box 1061, Verdi, Nevada 89439, President: Marty Hall, 775.852.6045, rosemuley@charter.net, Vice President, Loren Love, Secretary: Bonnie McLane, Treasurer: Sally Grundy, Editor: Helene Walker: 775.345.0171, Show Chair: Willy Young, 775.746.0922, Show: Two day show in June, Grand Sierra Resort. FOHBC Member Club


San Diego Antique Bottle And Collectibles Club, San Diego, Started in 1965 at Julian California, the San Diego Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club is the oldest continuously meeting bottle & collectibles club in the world. They meet at the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road which is located between the University of San Diego & Francis Parker High School, on the South side of Linda Vista Road overlooking Mission Valley. Their meetings usually start sometime around 6:30 pm, and end sometime around 9:30 pm. Their programs are very informative and combined with raffles, 50/50 drawings and snacks, a good time is had by all. Their members are very friendly and knowledgeable. Guests are welcome! A family or single membership is $20 a year. For membership information about their great club, contact Clair Cunningham at: clair234@cox.net or 619.466.4705, Questions? Contact Mike Bryant at: sdmike@san.rr.com or 858.581.2787 Website: www.sdbottleclub.org, Newsletter: The Bottleneck, Show: One-Day Show in June, San Diego, California. FOHBC Member Club


San Luis Obispo Bottle Society, Attn: Bonnie Nelson, 124 – 21st Street, Paso Robles, California 93446, 805.238.6864 FOHBC Member Club


Washington Bottle & Collectors Association, The Washington Bottle & Collectors Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 for the purpose of stimulating interest in the collecting and research of historical bottles. They are a member in good standing of the National Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. They encourage each individual member to join this national organization and help promote this great hobby. Newsletter: Ghost Town Echo, Return Address: Scott Gibbons 5426 S. 314th Street Auburn, Washington 98001, President; Niel Smith weeslprince@gmail.com, Vice President; Pete Hendricks, 253.335.1732, Secretary: Keith Ferguson flyingwombat88@gmail.com  Treasurer; Warren Lhotka, 206.329.8412, wlbottleguy@yahoo.com, Librarian; Fred Cole, Web Master; Ellen Levesque; wbcaweb@gmail.com website: Washington Bottle & Collectors Association FOHBC Member Club